Ballons des Vosges Nature Reserve

The Ballons des Vosges Nature Park is a protected area of woodland, pasture, wetland, farmland and historical sites in the regions of Alsace, Franche-Comté and Lorraine in northeastern France.


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The Ballons des Vosges Nature Park  is a protected area of woodland, pasture, wetland, farmland and historical sites in the regions of Alsace, Franche-Comté and Lorraine in northeastern France. The area was officially designated as a regional natural park in 1989. 187 communes belonging to the departments of Haut-Rhin, Vosges, Haute-Saône and Territoire de Belfort are members of the park, which hosts 238,000 inhabitants. It is one of the largest and most populated French regional parks. A wide range of habitats available in the park benefit a variety of wildlife such as boreal owl, lynx, peregrine falcon, western capercaillie, Dianthus superbus, cranberry and Drosera.